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Microforms contain back issues of newspapers, periodicals, and other items in various formats. Microfilm and microfiche are the most common formats.

Readers which have reading, printing, and other features are available in the Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab on the 1st floor and the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room on the 3rd floor.

Locate microform materials in the Dupré Library Catalog. Materials owned by Dupré Library, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or obtained through Interlibrary Loan, for UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff may be printed at no charge. Materials from other sources may be printed for $0.25 per page.

Several databases and digital applications for historical newspaper materials are available. Most of these resources are only available to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette users.

Visit the Reference Desk on the 1st floor for assistance.

Historical Newspapers

  • Chronicling America – Provides access to over 140,000 digitized historic materials, primarily 1836 to 1922, through a Web interface enhanced with dynamic HTML interactivity for magnification and navigation. The application is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
  • Newspaper Source Plus – Provides 860 full-text newspapers. The database also contains television & radio news transcripts.


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microfilm equipment